Why... - Grin with cat attached — LiveJournal
||Oct. 24th, 2002 06:56 pm|
... am I finding it so difficult to care one jot about Whitby?|
Or much of anything else for that matter?
I don't know. I want you to have a good Whitby, because your last one didn't go so well because you weren't feeling too good, and the accommodation had been screwed up. But I can't make you enjoy yourself, and enthusiasm doesn't come in handy packs from the supermarket.
Because you're not *there* yet.
Think about pretty people in pretty shiny things and makeup and beer. And it's only a week! And there will be cheekbones!!! And half-naked-ness in very cold weather! And the woman with the excessive amount of feathers!
When you get there do something that's a Really Bad Idea. Like going clothes shopping with vague thoughts that something with chains on might be good for the Sunday and the length is unimportant in comparison to the shininess. Or going bowling whilst drunk. Or going skinny dipping in the North Sea. Or making flame grilled bacon for breakfast by lighting a fire on the beach and setting fire to the contents of the frying pan. (It's not dangerous as long as you have somewhere to drop it. It doesn't even hurt the frying pan!)
You could always take a skirt. That helps.
Or do going through the wardrobe thinking "I could take that for the Saturday...or that...but what if i sewed that and that together and put lots of glitter on?
And then there's always deciding on makeup.
Think about getting dressed up. That *always* works.
~bounces slightly~ [yay, Whitby!] see?
I've been there. It didn't seem to mean I didn't have a good time during Whitby in the end.
This time I'm anticipating it more than I think I ever have before, but whether that'll mean I have a better or worse time, I don't know.
Because you are not very well, and I hope you get better soon.
To take your question literally: I think it's because you're ill, and it's making you down by the way it's hanging around and not clearing up, and that is maknig it difficult to be enthusiastic.
I was feeling lethargic before Eastercon and before Bicon and one didn't work but the other did. But the one that didn't go well, the hotel's burnt down now. Not my fault, but ~cackle~.
I know I'm not very 20th Century, never mind 21st in this, but I think the sea air will do you good. If the weekend itself goes badly, or you feel very unsociable, go skinny-dipping, walk to Robin Hood's Bay, throw stones into the sea, watch a boat go from one side of your vision to the other, try to discern the curvature of the earth in the sea's horizon, watch gulls. That's what I've done when the weekend proper's not gone well.
But I think the evenings and days will go well, as long as you don't mind too many people letching over you.
That's 2 people who've said they want Wechsler to go skinny dipping now. Shall we start a petition? :)
I'd rather get over this flu/cold/wtf before getting the next one ;p
(That's my excuse anyway, and I'm sticking to it ;)
Wechsler skinny dipping ... now that sounds like fun, will you be wiring up the webcam? ;)